Therapeutic Massage – Combines deep-tissue work, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, acupressure, and reflexology. Each massage is tailored to the needs of the client. A full-body massage lasts an hour and includes work on the back, neck, legs, feet, shoulders, arms and hands. Half-hour sessions include back and neck or problem areas.
Deep Tissue Massage – Focuses on deeper layers of muscles and fascia to address chronically tense problem areas, neck, shoulder, or low back by using deeper pressure and slower movements to isolate muscles and break up adhesions or holding patterns, restoring movement and relieving pain. Techniques include myofascial release, trigger point therapy and Swedish strokes.
Sports Massage – Prepares an athlete for optimal performance in four stages. Restorative massages are given during training to maximize performance and prevent injury. Rehabilitative massages help facilitate healing of injuries. Short pre-event massages prepare athlete for peak performance during their competition. Post-event massages lengthen fatigued muscles, decrease soreness and recovery time between events. Sports massage encompasses deep tissue techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cross-fiber friction, as well as, passive/active release, Swedish strokes, joint mobilization and stretching.
Swedish Massage – Focuses on calming the nervous system, reducing tension and anxiety, improving circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system and promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being through the five Swedish techniques effleurage (gliding), petrissage (kneading), friction (rubbing), vibration (shaking) and tapotement (tapping/drumming). Swedish massage addresses the body as a whole to reduce stress and improve immune function.
Prenatal / Postpartum – Prenatal Massage modifies the Swedish massage for the prenatal body by using side-lying positioning or a body support system where she can lie comfortably and safely on her belly. The massage encourages relaxation and increases feelings of well being, reduces heartburn, back and joint pain and edema. It increases flexibility and muscle tone and strengthens the immune system. Massage can be provided during all three trimesters.
Infant Massage – Teaches parents a therapeutic massage flow and the skills needed to massage their infant. Improves ability to read infant cues, increases bonding and stimulates the digestive and circulatory systems. Reduces discomfort from colic, improves muscle tone and promotes sound sleep.
Reflexology – Reflexology is the practice of stimulating the body’s own healing mechanism by massaging points on the feet that affect related areas of the body. It relaxes the body and mind, reduces tension and anxiety, improves circulation of blood and lymph, and strengthens the immune system.
Couples Massage Training – Learn to massage your partner in a one-hour training session. Training is also available for prenatal couples to train dads to massage moms-to-be before and during the birth.
Thai Massage – An ancient form of interactive massage, combining energy meridian work and yoga therapy, that is relaxing yet invigorating. Performed in comfortable clothing on a floor mat, the intricate joint mobilization and stretching techniques make Thai Yoga Massage unique.
Hot Stone Massage – a 75 minute massage which encompasses heated stones in a Swedish massage. These warm basalt stones are placed on the body or massaged directly on the body to soften the muscles for a very restorative and soothing massage.
Chair Massage – Chair (or Seated) massage is an alternative to traditional table massage, performed with the client seated fully clothed in a specially designed chair. This chair offers full support of the head, arms, torso and legs while offering easy access to the neck, shoulders and back. Because the massage is performed over the clothing, it is an attractive alternative for those who may feel uncomfortable or awkward disrobing. Chair massage sessions are also shorter than traditional massage making it an attractive option for those with busy schedules or whose time is more limited. Available on or off-site.
Reiki – Reiki is a Japanese stress reduction and healing technique. It is a noninvasive practice involving the channeling of universal energy to stimulate the body’s ability to calm, balance, and heal itself. Usually taking place in a massage room, it involves a practitioner placing hands on the body in various positions, but it can also be performed completely hands-off. It is a great complement to Western medicine. Reiki is not a religion and is appropriate for people of all beliefs and traditions.
Healing Touch – Healing Touch is a compassionate energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and self-healing. Healing Touch uses gentle, light or near-body touch to clear, balance, energize and support healing for the whole person: mind, body, spirit.
Glenmore Certified Massage Therapists
Traci McKinley, RYT–200, CMT Call to schedule – 804.741.5267 or
Healing Touch and Reiki Practitioner
Erin Forsyth, RYT–500, Healing Touch Certified and Reiki II Practitioner Call to schedule – 703-725-9552
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